The BEST Way to Preserve Your Child’s Art

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Over the years I have experimented with different organization, storage and display ideas for Penelope’s artwork. I have mega hoarding tendencies, to be sure, but I am also just a huge art lover and want to save every single last piece of her art. Making art is a huge part of my life and a… [read more]

DIY Lunch Box Notes

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After spring break last year, Penelope started noticing that some of her friends had lunch box notes in their lunch, specifically ones with knock-knock jokes.  She asked me to start leaving knock-knock jokes in her lunch box,too. I quickly looked up some knock-knock jokes and asked the M+BL Facebook community for ideas, too, and then… [read more]

Easy Toddler Easter Craft

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Ever since I started taking ceramic wheel throwing class this past year, my creative side has awakened. When Penelope was a baby, my primary outlet was sewing, but I have always loved painting and making art. I love using art as therapy; I find it so therapeutic. Penelope is such a little artist, too. Unlike… [read more]

DIY Kids Christmas Craft Ideas

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Last year I did a couple of Christmas crafts with Penelope that were really fun.  She got such a kick out them, and they were all great fine motor skill practicing opportunities.  For this Christmas tree button one, I bought a big bag of buttons and some pipe cleaners.  You tie a little knot at… [read more]

Back To School, Time To Get Organized and Mindful

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As most of you know from reading this blog, one of my gifts is being highly organized and efficient with my time, even though I am bit of a hoarder. I get emails all the time asking me how I do it all.  Seriously, I am still trying to figure out the answer to that… [read more]

What Do You Do With 1,000 Seashells?


  I am, at best, a reluctant crafter. The closest I usually get to crafting is a pinning frenzy on Pinterest. I don’t own a glue gun. I do have a bottle of Modge Podge I bought in 1998 for a project in my daughter’s nursery. But we have an issue here at Casa Bolsa.… [read more]